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Filmwhys #70 Pink Floyd’s The Wall and The Phantom

The Why Haven’t You Seen This Film Podcast where my guest is Stefan Gagne webnovelist whose work can be found at StefanGagne.com who asks me why I hadn’t seen Pink Floyd’s The Wall, a trippy and experimental musical with non-linear storytelling, amazing music, and mind-blowing visuals. And in return, I ask him why he hadn’t seen 1996’s The Phantom starring Billy Zane, the campy comic book movie that advertised how he would “Slam Evil!”
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Filmwhys #69 The Treasure of the Sierra Madre and Wanted

The Why Haven’t You Seen This Film Podcast where my guest is Kristina Dijan from Speakeasy who asks me why I hadn’t seen the Treasure of the Sierra Madre, a captivating tale of suspense and suspicion from director John Huston and a rare villainous turn for Humphrey Bogart. In return, I ask her why she hadn’t seen Wanted, a visually impressive and violent comic book adaptation where people and cars do impossible things years before the Fast and the Furious franchise made them commonplace.
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Superhero Shorts: The Planeteers

After a very long hiatus, I have returned with another edition of Superhero Shorts. This is a series where I showcase a superhero short film, typically a fan film, give a brief review and ask a few questions to someone involved in the project. Today I’m featuring a new Captain Planet short called the Planeteers from SuperEpic productions headed by Jerry Brown Jr. You can watch the short on their YouTube channel or right below.

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Filmwhys #68 Grave of the Fireflies and Gotham Knight

Episode 68 of the Why Haven’t You Seen This Film Podcast where my guest is Andrew Robinson from G-Man Reviews who asks me why I hadn’t seen Grave of the Fireflies, one of the greatest war movies of all time and one of the best Studio Ghibli anime not directed by Hayao Miyazaki. And in return, I ask him why he hadn’t seen Gotham Knight, a more experimental anime anthology featuring Batman and stories that took place in between Batman Begins and the Dark Knight.
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Filmwhys #67 Notorious and The Shadow

Episode 67 of the Why Haven’t You Seen This Film Podcast where my guest is Kristen Lopez from Journeys in Classic Film among various other sites who asks me why I hadn’t seen Notorious, one of Alfred Hitchcock’s great tales of intrigue and suspense with Ingrid Bergman and Cary Grant. In return, I ask her why she hadn’t seen The Shadow, the 90’s revamp of the classic radio drama starring Alec Baldwin set in the 20’s with an oddly classic Hollywood feel to it though it was set in New York.
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Filmwhys #66 Cloverfield and Superman and the Mole Men

Episode 66 of the Why Haven’t You Seen This Film Podcast where my guest is James Thompson from the Meanwhile… podcast who asks me why I hadn’t seen Cloverfield, one of the first twists on the found footage style of filmmaking and an attempt to give the US a giant monster worthy of Godzilla from producer JJ Abrams. And in return, I ask him why he hadn’t seen Superman and the Mole Men, the first feature length superhero film ever made and the precursor to the long running Adventures of Superman starring George Reeves.
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Filmwhys #65 Black Dynamite and Hancock

The Why Haven’t You Seen This Film Podcast where my guest is Adrian King from Adrian Has Issues who asks me why I hadn’t seen Black Dynamite, the pitch perfect send up of 70’s Blaxploitation films made in 2009 by Michael Jai White. And in return, I ask him why he hadn’t seen Hancock, the film where Will Smith plays Superman if he were a jerk who drank too much and didn’t remember who he was until he randomly found his wife who was also super powered but was hiding it all this time. It’s weird, but the first half works. Also a bonus to bring things back just a little bit to Black History month with a double shot of Black cinema even though Will Smith is the only Black character in Hancock.
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Filmwhys #62 Leon and the Amazing Spider-Man

The Why Haven’t You Seen This Film Podcast where my guest is Hadas from The Common Room who asks me why I hadn’t seen Leon aka The Professional, one of the best films from Luc Besson which introduced the world to the amazing actress Natalie Portman. And in return, I ask her why she hadn’t seen the Amazing Spider-Man, the quickly rebooted, then tossed aside origin story that gets some things right when compared to the Raimi trilogy but messes other things up instead.
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Filmwhys #61 Anchorman and Catwoman

The Why Haven’t You Seen This Film Podcast with guest Dave from Superhero Speak who asks me why I hadn’t seen the film Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy, one of Will Farrell’s greatest comedies taking the air out of seventies network news. And in return, I ask him why he hadn’t seen Catwoman, which is the only superhero movie with a Black female as the lead hero… and also one of the worst superhero movies of all time with zero ties to Batman or any connection to the Catwoman from the comics.
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Graphic Horror: Tales of Halloween interview with Andrew Kasch

I haven’t had much time for movie watching lately, but one film that I did watch at home on VOD was a brand new anthology film called Tales of Halloween. One of the reasons that I watched it was because I was contacted with an interview opportunity for the film, it was inspired by other anthologies including Tales From the Crypt which I am a huge fan of, and was based on a horror comic. And also one of the opportunities was Andrew Kasch who happens to also work on two current/upcoming superhero TV shows the Flash and Legends of Tomorrow. He was a great guy to talk to and I had forgotten how time consuming transcribing interviews was. We talked a little about his career, his work on television, and of course his new film Tales of Halloween which he was a co-director of one of the ten segments in the film.
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